Cyberinfrastructure and e-Science
A growing number of activities from community web resources, search, online businesses and modern scientific research are supported by a distributed networked set of data resources and computers including supercomputers, clouds and clusters. Cyberinfrastructure refers to the collection of hardware and general purpose software that allows such applications to be quickly implemented.
The software allows management of the distributed data and the execution of complex distributed computing tasks. One often uses terms like eBusiness to refer to the online business implemented in this fashion. Indeed as this approach is growing in pervasive use, one can say that Cyberinfrastructure enables eMoreOrLessAnything and in particular eScience or eResearch refers to Cyberinfrastructure used to support modern research.
eResearch allows School of Informatics and Computing faculty to collaborate with other faculty in the university and across the world in areas like digital libraries, biology, chemistry, physics and social science.